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Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Siomai is a traditional Chinese dumpling. This popular dumpling has made its way to the heart of the Filipino’s as evidenced by the hundreds of stalls, eateries, and restaurants who serve them. Traditionally cooked through steaming, siomai nowadays are also served fried complimented with soy sauce and calamansi.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs ground pork
- 1 cup shrimp, minced
- 2 cups water chestnuts, minced
- 5 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup onion, minced
- 1 cup carrot, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups white mushrooms, minced
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg, raw
- 1 (12 ounce) package wonton wrappers
- water, for steaming
- Combine ground pork, shrimp, water chestnuts, sesame oil, black pepper, onion, carrot, mushrooms, scallions, salt, and egg.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Wrap the mixed ingredients using the won ton wrapper. (watch the video for easy procedure).
- Using a steamer, steam the wrapped siomai (shaomai) for 15 to 25 minutes. The time depends on the size of each individual piece (larger size means more time steaming).
- Serve hot with Kikkoman soy sauce and calamansi or lemon dip.
- Share and enjoy!